Catalina Palacios at Evolution 2017

Catalina Palacios, a PhD student from Daniel Cadena’s lab group in Colombia, is finishing her six-month research visit by talking about the genomic results from her study of two hummingbird species. Catalina’s work shows how whole genome sequencing can help distinguish hummingbird species that resisted delimitation with other techniques (mtdna and UCEs). Her work shows how allopatric speciation and also sexual selection may have helped shaped these colorful hummingbird species. Catalina’s talk at the Evolution conference was also covered by this blog on the Molecular Ecology site that starts “At the end of the day I stumbled into this talk by accident — and I was glad I did!…”

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